With the tire pressure checked, the chains well oiled and the water bottles filled, 1,175 Tour d’Italia bike riders set a new participation record this past Saturday while touring parts of Ellis, Hill and Navarro Counties. Hosted by Lone Star Cylclists, club president, David Shuford, was presented a golden key to the City of Italy by Mayor James Hobbs.
If you aspire to be a college level baseball or softball player there are several upcoming camps being offered to young prospects.
Be sure to register for your preferred Italy Athletics Summer Sport Camp! Football and Volleyball Camp start June 9th, Boys/Girls Basketball Camp starts June 16th and Baseball and Softball Camp start June 23rd.
George E. Scott Coliseum on the Italy High School campus swells with excitement as senior Zain Byers is surrounded by supporters who were on hand to share in the moment of Byers signing his commitment letter to play collegiate football for the Austin College Kangaroos in Sherman, Texas.
Italy Gladiator Baseball will be hosting a 1A Region II District 14 playoff game tonight, Monday April 28, starting at 6:00 p.m., for 3rd place between Frost and Itasca. Tuesday, April 29, Italy will be playing a warm up game against Kerens at 5:00 p.m. here in Italy at Davidson Field.
On March 1st, 2014, 68 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas traveled to Giddings to compete in an invitational Tae Kwon Do tournament. These students competed in sparring as well as patterns. Seven of these students were from Italy or Milford area.
The Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County hosted a successful youth archery tournament on February 22 at the Ellis County Expo in Waxahachie. A total of 109 archers from 17 counties competed to see who could result in the highest marking scores.
Students, several from Italy, traveled to San Antonio to compete in an invitational tournament hosted by Kim’s Academy in San Antonio. These students were from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas. Four of these students returned home with trophies they earned in patterns as well as sparring.
UIL football and basketball realignments were released this morning. 2014-2016 alignments for Italy, Avalon and Milford are as follows:
On September 14th, 2013 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W. Elm Street-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. After the grading Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the school selected students he felt had made the most improvement since the last grading.
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 19, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Grasshopper Ranch in Palmer to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2013 ECEA horse show season.
On October 12th, 2013, forty-four students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School participated in an invitational Unified Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Giddings, Texas. Students performed patterns and also sparring with a chance to win 2-trophies.
On Saturday, September 14th, students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. This testing included students from Italy and Milford — Nick Sam, Michael Gonzalez, Michael Russell of Italy; Mario Perez and Isamar Perez both of Milford.
2013 Italy High School graduate and All-State softball catcher, Alyssa Richards, is already making an impact at Tennessee Tech.
Hill College’s Lady Rebel Softball coaching staff is having two, 2-day softball camps in July. The first camp, to be held on July 18th and 19th, will be for 10 thru 14 year-olds and the second camp, to be held on July 25th and 26th, will be for 15 thru 18 year olds. Both of these camps will be held at the Hill College softball field in Hillsboro, just a short drive from Italy.
Watch State Champion Kourtnei Johnson (jr.) represent Italy High School and Ellis County during the 2013 edition of the AAU Track & Field Club Championships live online at ESPN3.com starting Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Texas time.
Italy High School product and Tennessee Tech commit, Alyssa Richards, continues her winning ways during the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star softball game in Austin.
On June 1st, students from Italy, Milford and the the surrounding area tested for new belts as members of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School.
Jason Smith, currently with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, and Tony Brackens, who played 9 seasons with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, are hosting a free football clinic at Fairfield High School on Friday, July 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Italy’s Dustin Duke, 7 and Austin Cate, 7 impress the Baylor University coaching staff during a recent baseball clinic in Waco.
Four students that attend the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School participated in a recent belt test and were selected as Best Performance in their division by, Grand Master Park, of Houston.
As a member of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School, Italy’s Nick Sam earns a towering trophy in recognition of his earning All A’s as a student at Italy Stafford Elementary during the 2012-2013 school year.
Local athletes make the most of their 2013 FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Super Centex Victory Bowl V experience with Italy’s Ryheem Walker, Avalon’s Reece Marshall and Milford’s Jairus Russell and cheerleader Brittany Goss making lasting memories.
Every Italy High School/Junior High School athlete grades 7-12 are required to have a new physical every year and must be on file with the Athletic Department. The physicals will be due at the beginning of the school year in August.
The Italy Athletic Department to hold several summer camps for Boys’ football, baseball, and basketball and for Girls’ volleyball, softball and basketball.
Former Atlanta Falcon and Sports Author Tim Green will be speaking to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the George E. Scott Coliseum at Italy High School Thursday, May 30, about the importance of education, reading, and good character.
The University Interscholastic League and MaxPreps.com have signed an agreement for the next three years enabling the UIL to present high school sports information on a customized platform that will become known as the Texas UIL Scoreboard.
Several members of the Ellis County Shooting Sports 4-H Club won awards at the Bosque-Hill 4-H Archery Invitational Tournament held on December 1, at the Exhibits Building of the Fairgrounds in Hillsoboro.
Italy Elementary and Italy High School CBI students recently participated in the Special Olympics Bowling tournament held at USA Bowl in Dallas. According to Mrs. Young (High School CBI teacher) and Mrs. Cox (Stafford Elementary CBI teacher) the students were excited and ready to bowl and I would say they were right on target by all the ribbons and medals they brought home.
One photo just cannot capture the spirit of homecoming week at Italy High School so Italy Neotribune has included a few more memories we can all cherish.
Local residents, Sam Nance and Clay Riddle, were recognized at Texas Royal Ambassadors and Challengers Mission Rally this past Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Dale Hansen Football Classic pre-sale tickets are currently available at the Italy High School Administration Office. Pre-Sales run thru Thursday, September 6 at 4:00pm.
District passes, senior passes and all others will NOT be accepted.
Gladiators are eager to start season with first round of scrimmages this Saturday. Bring a bath towel and get into the games free!
Dale Hansen was joined by cheerleaders and mascots at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie to shoot the first commercial for the inaugural “2012 Dale Hansen Football Classic.”
Both the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department arrive on scene to raise money for “Shop with a Cop” that will benefit deserving families during the Christmas holiday.
The skies may have surprised everyone with a little rain and thunder but the weather did not stop any fireworks or competition on the field. Guns & Hoses, a local fundraiser, arrived in Italy on Saturday night with all the bells and whistles and there was fun for everyone—all for a good cause, Shop With A Cop.
Guns vs. Hoses T-shirts are now available for sale to the public for the benefit softball game on Saturday, July 7 between the Italy Fire Department and the Italy Police Department.
Gladiator fans are invited to the inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic official website and Facebook page promoting the Friday, September 7, through Saturday, September 8 games at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.
Both Italy and Milford’s girl T-ball and softball players begin their district playoff runs tonight around the area.
Good weather brought groups of cyclists to Italy on Saturday. The 27th Annual Tour d’Italia was sponsored by the Lone Star Cyclists and over 1050 people registered and rode the countryside around Italy. Membership chairman, Rhea Reedy, estimated 555 people registered on Saturday morning, before the ride.
Italy Gladiator Basketball head coach Aidan Callahan accepts a head coaching position in Llano to help rebuild the Yellowjacket boy’s basketball program.
Immediate Press Release regarding upcoming Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl with Italy Gladiator, Larry Mayberry, Jr., participating.
All the gear has been stored away, the final buzzer has sounded, the dust has settled and the finish line has been crossed to successfully complete an exceptional year for Italy Gladiator Athletics.
Italy Gladiator, Larry Mayberry, Jr., attends the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ 4th annual Victory Banquet on Sunday along with family.
Richard Kampen of Italy was named winner of the two Texas Ranger 11-game tickets given away by the Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club Friday morning.
Richard Cook throws out the opening pitch to get things started between Italy and Maypearl at Loyd Davidson Field and Gladiator Brandon Souder takes one for the team allowing his hair to be cut as part of a team fundraiser.
Due to the rescheduling of the baseball game Tuesday, the Gladiator Band Boosters will hold the drawing for the Texas Ranger baseball tickets Friday at 10:35 a.m. at the high school. The drawing will be held during morning announcements.
Hank Hollywood, a 1996 graduate of Celina High School, was named athletic director, head football coach and classroom teacher at a called meeting of the Italy School Board of Trustees Tuesday evening.
Italy Gladiator Band Booster Fundraiser is holding a raffle for a 2012 Texas Ranger 11 Game Pass for 2 people, including Opening Day! A total of 22 tickets good for 11 games of exciting Ranger action.
Strike Zone Tournaments announces their Spring/Summer 2012 Schedule. All tournaments are Super Series Baseball of America national qualifiers.